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Our Next Event:

Tree ID Walk

11 a.m.
Saturday 12 September

Join us on a gentle stroll around Glendalough to learn how to identify trees. Discover their history, folklore, ecology and uses, from the mighty oak, the King of the Trees, to the delicate Mountain Ash.

Location: The Information Office, by the Upper Lake, Glendalough.
Practicalities: Adults & older children only. No dogs. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Council) has a €4 charge.
Booking: Booking is essential. To book, please phone 0404 45425. Bookings will be taken from Sat 30 Aug.

Nature Explorers

2 - 4 pm Thursdays
in July and August

Thursday 2 July: Exploring Flowers

Thursday 9 July: Exploring Animal Tracks & Signs

Thursday 16 July: Exploring Bugs

Thursday 23 July: Exploring Trees

Thursday 30 July:Exploring Squirrels

Thursday 6 August: Exploring Animal Tracks & Signs

Thursday 13 August: Exploring Trees

Thursday 20 August: Exploring Bugs


Learn how to identify and appreciate the natural world. Activities are aimed at children aged 5 to 11 years. This is an outdoor programme, and most activities will take place off track. Please dress accordingly.

Location: Meet at the large National Park sign in the corner of the Upper Lake Car Park, Glendalough.
Practicalities: Adults & children welcome. Please note that an adult must stay with the children, and be prepared to help! No dogs. This event is free of charge, but please be aware that the Upper Lake car park (Wicklow Co. Council) has a €4 charge.
Booking: Booking is essential. Sessions can fill up extremely quickly. In order to make it fair for all, bookings will be taken from 9 a.m. one week prior to each Nature Explorers day.

To book, please phone 0404 45656 (Mon to Fri).







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